The Classics

IMG_3644I’m sure the topic of what books qualify as classics has been debated more than once and by people more knowledgeable than me. But that won’t stop me from chiming in.

To me, a classic is a book that touches on some universal concept or meaning, that stands the test of time, and that connects with people across cultures and through generations. 

Although I think the Harry Potter series will become a classic, I don’t think it is YET.  It just hasn’t been around long enough.  It’s a classic-in-the-making.

What are your favorite classic books?

Mine are Little Women, Pride & Prejudice, To Kill A Mockingbird, and The Great Gatsby.

And Anne of Green Gables.

And The Color Purple.

And Of Mice and Men.

And Where The Red Fern Grows.

And A Wrinkle In Time.

Side note: I like to read.

I’ve realized recently, though, that I don’t OWN all the books I’d consider to be must-reads.  I feel like I should. 

I’d love to have a library full of books I look forward to reading and re-reading, and that I want my children to know and love.  Although I DO own some of them already, I definitely think there are big holes in my Dream Library.

I’m trying to make my definitive list of can’t-live-without books so I can check them off as I add them to my library.  All the titles above are on it, and I know I’ll think of more. 

I’ve told Matt my plan case he wants to grab any of these titles as birthday or Christmas gifts.  A book is pretty much always going to be my favorite present.

What books would be on yours?

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4 thoughts on “The Classics

  1. Mish

    Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, & Treasure Island.

    Animal Farm was the most interesting boring book I’ve ever read.


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